Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

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Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Local Love in Action During COVID-19 We’re all feeling vulnerable because of COVID-19. Now, imagine you’re a senior living independently with the help of family and friends. Calls for social distancing and self-isolation to prevent the spread of the outbreak means you’re finding these supports unavailable. Help a […]

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bc211: Helping Seniors on the Move

bc211: Helping Seniors on the Move

Since June 2018, bc211 has provided expanded Seniors Transportation Information as part of its phone services. Developed in partnership with Seniors on the Move, this expanded service lets seniors in Metro Vancouver phone 2-1-1 any time of day to get information on transportation options such as transit, […]

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5 ways to help senior friends and family this winter

5 ways to help senior friends and family this winter

bc211.ca offers community connections for all ages, throughout BC For many families, winter is a time of busy calendars, holiday celebrations and sunny getaways. For seniors, however, the exact opposite is often true. That, paired with cold temperatures, decreased mobility and limited incomes can result in isolation […]

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One Third of Canadian Seniors at Nutrition Risk

One Third of Canadian Seniors at Nutrition Risk

Eating well is vital no matter what our age.  For Canadian seniors this is becoming an ever-growing challenge with one third of seniors classified as being at nutrition risk. Access to nutritious and personally acceptable foods can be diminished by decreased mobility, financial strains and changes in […]

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Alzheimer’s: Supporting the Caregivers

Alzheimer’s: Supporting the Caregivers

According to the World Health Organization’s World Alzheimer Report 2012, up to 75% of family caregivers develop a psychological illness as a result of their caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s. Support groups can help share the burden and ensure the quality of life for family […]

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